Waste land in Altrincham is set to be turned into a green space with the planting of 6,000 trees.
The trees encompassing almost twenty species have been planted to create a community woodland, which will provide an opportunity for children to learn about the environment and serve to attract local wildlife back.
The Hale based firm McAuliffe Environmental, was appointed by Redrow Homes to create the woodland at Stamfords Brook, off Sinderland Road.
The project, which will be known as the Stamford Brook Community Woodland, is owned by the National Trust, who worked closely the the developers to breathe new life into the land, which when complete will provide outdoor activity and environmental education for the area’s school children.
Managing director John McAuliffe, said “The project has evolved into what has been a heart-warming scheme for us and for our local community.
Creating a woodland at Stamford Brook for current residents as well as a destination for generations to come, gives a real sense of satisfaction in the work that we do”.
Paul Sinclair, technical director at Redrow Homes, said: “The community woodland will enhance the wider environment for residents of Stamford Brook as well as providing an area for wildlife to thrive. It will provide a lasting legacy for the community long after the final homes are built.”